Tana Weingartner

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Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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Dueling proposals expected
6:03 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Hamilton County Commissioners lay out budget alternatives

Tana Weingartner WVXU

After rejecting three proposed budget options put forward by the county administrator, Hamilton County Commissioners plan to offer their own spending plans Monday morning.

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Health
3:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Blood donors needed

Hoxworth Blood Center is putting out the call for blood and platelet donors.

Spokeswoman Alecia Lipton says area blood supplies are at a fragile level.

"Some of that is due to a very low donor turn out. We can blame part of that on cold and flu symptoms going around but also (Tuesday), due to the weather, we had some folks who were no-shows for their appointments," she says.

Lipton says all blood types are needed and platelet donors are especially important.

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Hamilton County Public Health
1:26 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Health District doesn't need county approval

Hamilton County Commissioners are modifying the approval process for something called "then and now" resolutions proposed by the Public Health District.

The resolutions allow the district to pay organizations it does business with.

Commissioner Chris Monzel says the district shouldn't have to get approval from the board and a legal opinion from the county prosecutor agrees.

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Weather affects business
10:11 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy affecting local airports

Hurricane Sandy is causing headaches for air travelers up and down the eastern seaboard, and in Greater Cincinnati and the Miami Valley.

Upwards of 90 flights into and out of the Cincinnati and Dayton airports have been canceled.

CVG Spokeswoman Molly Flanagan anticipates returning to full operation soon.

"The airlines will obviously want to get up and running as soon as possible," she says. "I would anticipate some of those flights coming back online Wednesday and Thursday."

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Studying best rooftop plants
4:26 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Green roof research growing

UC student Jill Bader (right) and adviser, Ishi Buffam, weigh plots to calculate water retention in a 2012 summer study about the effect of plant diversity in green roof plots.
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The green roof concept is gaining traction with builders and the eco-conscious but a successful green roof requires more than just planting some vegetation.

A University of Cincinnati pilot study finds some native plants are more successful in our climate than others.

Student Jill Bader and Assistant biology professor Ishi Buffam were surprised to discover a member of the onion family fared best.

"It looks delicate, I think. The foliage is long and thin and it has a very delicate flower. It doesn't look tough but it is," says Bader.

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